Hats, War, and the Great Peace

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Three hundred and eighteen years ago this month thirty-nine tribes of native peoples and the government of New France signed The Great Peace of Montreal ending almost a century of bitter warfare. It… Continue reading

The Federal Reburial Program

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This article was first published on this site in 2017 The final book in my Cotillion Ball series, The Forgotten Debutante, is set for re-release on August 22. The timeline for the entire… Continue reading

A Brief but Spectacular Life

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My interest in the footnotes of history and lesser-known heroes have led me to a woman of whom I had not heard until I stumbled upon her in my research. American women owe… Continue reading

Naming Rights and the First Governor of New Jersey

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The source of place names always fascinates me. We are at the shore this week, enjoying Cape May Point with family. It has me wondering about the name of the place. Who was… Continue reading

Elizabeth Loring–Patriot or Loyalist?

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  One of the best parts of writing historical romance is stumbling across little known characters who in their own small way affected the outcome of history. One of these is Elizabeth Loring,… Continue reading

The Swamp Fox: Hero of the Revolution

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One of my writing passions is taking those tantalizing footnotes of history and weaving stories around them. Celebrating Independence Day got me thinking about heroes and reminded me that there are some who… Continue reading

George Washington’s Tent

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History is made up of people, places, events—and objects. Among the latter Washington’s Marquee (his campaign tent) stands out, if only for its arc of American history. I first saw the tent at… Continue reading

America’s Revolutionary War

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I don’t know if it’s America’s fascination with the Broadway musical “Hamilton” or if it’s a wish to get back to our roots, but lately a lot has been discussed about the Revolutionary… Continue reading

Battery 223 and a Day at the Beach

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One of the joys of moving east is how close we are to the coast. When I discovered I could lunch at Cape May and enjoy a day at the shore and still… Continue reading

Rosie the Riveter

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As this week marks the 75th anniversary of Rosie the Riveter, the iconic symbol of women filling in for men at industrial job sites while they were fighting an overseas war, it’s a good… Continue reading